Michigan native takes the helm at National Geographic

Feb 10, 2015

National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg met with MSU students during a visit to East Lansing this week.
Credit courtesy MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences

For generations, National Geographic magazine has brought images of the world, both stunning and subtle, to millions of people. It’s parent organization, the National Geographic Society, was founded in 1888 by 33 men whose ranks included John Wesley Powell, the explorer who led a famous expedition to the Grand Canyon in 1869. Today, National Geographic continues its scientific and educational mission in the digital age. Susan Goldberg is the magazine’s editor in chief.

She’s the first woman ever to hold that post, and she’s also an alumna of Michigan State University.

Goldberg was on campus this week to talk with today’s up and coming writers and photojournalists at MSU.

Current State host Mark Bashore speaks with Susan Goldberg about what it feels like to be at the helm of one of the world’s most prestigious publications.